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EMISCO Side-Event in Warsaw HDIM 2016

EMISCO Side-Event in Warsaw HDIM 2016‏ The consequences of Islamophobic discourse in the EU As every year, EMISCO organised on 26 September a side-event during the working session on Tolerance and non-discrimination within the last Human Dimension Implementation meeting of OSCE in Warsaw. The topic was the consequences of islamophobic discourse in the European political parties. Many NGO representatives, OSCE delegations and experts took part to

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OSCE HDIM – Tolerance and non-discrimination including Islamophobia

OSCE HUMAN DIMENSION IMPLEMENTATION MEETING Working Session 11 Tolerance and non-discrimination including Islamophobia Warsaw, 26 September 2016   Thank You Madam Moderator, my name is Bashy Quraishy, I'm the secretary General of EMISCO, European Muslim Initiative for Social Cohesion. Let me first thank both Rabbi Baker and Professor Senay for highlighting the disturbing increase of anti-Semitism and islamophobia in OSCE countries. My organization

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Conference on New Europe and Academic Responsibilities in Gent University

  EMISCO - European Muslim Initiative for Social Cohesion, together with FLUX Student Association, the Belgian Think Tank ThinkOut, the Association of Young International Democrats - AYID and in cooperation with the Center for Turkish Studies of the University of Gent and with the kind support of the Presidency for Turks Abroad, held its launching Seminar on the theme; Awareness of New Europe and Academic Responsibilities! The seminar which

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EMISCO becomes a participant member in the Fundamental Rights Platform

We are glad to inform all our Members that EMISCO has been accepted as a participant in the Fundamental Rights Platform. The Fundamental Rights Platform (FRP) is FRA’s network of civil society organisations. Through this network, participant organisations can play an active role in FRA’s work. With over 300 civil society organisations working on numerous fundamental rights issues across the EU, the FRP is the agency’s channel for cooperation

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Symposium on “Migration, Islam and Multiculturality held in Ankara

On 11-12 April 2013 the Migration and Politics Research Centre of the University of Hacettepe (HUGO) in Ankara, Turkey held an international symposium on ‘Migration, Islam and Multiculturality’, organised in cooperation with Oxford Center for Islamic Studies (OCIS) in UK, UNESCO-MOST Turkey, International Migration Organisation (IOM), The European Union Harmonization Committee of Turkish Parliament and EMISCO. The symposium was honoured by the

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Last European Survey on Islamophobia

To find out how far anti-Islam opinions and practices have reached and how these effect Muslim communities and even the majority societies in Europe, ENAR - the European Network Against Racism asked all its 27 co-ordinations in EU to focus on Islamophobia in their yearly reports of 2011-2012. The finding of the reports confirmed, what many Muslim groups have been warning against for years - a widespread Islamophobia is very prevalent in all sections

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EMISCO Declaration Adopted In The Hague On 18 December 2010

Europe has now entered the second decade of the new millennium. Looking at the recent history of the continent, one can see that this geographically well placed area has gone through colossal changes in the last 100 years. The devastation of two World Wars, economic ruin, shifting political currents, cruel, inter and intra-nation conflicts, extermination and suffering of millions of ethnic and religious minorities are well recorded and documented.

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A Proposed Definition Of Islamophobia

Warsaw, 8 October 2010 Islamophobia is a form of intolerance and discrimination motivated with fear, mistrust and hatred of Islam and its adherents. It is often manifested in combination with racism, xenophobia, anti-immigrant sentiments and religious intolerance. Manifestations of Islamophobia include hate speech, violent acts and discriminatory practices, which can be manifested by both non-state actors and state officials. Islamophobic rhetoric

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